Petrea Burchard began her acting career on the Chicago stage, later moving to Los Angeles to work in television, film and voice-over. She’s known as the original English voice of Ryoko, the sexy space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo!.
Auditions, jobs and the people she met in Hollywood (famous and infamous) became fodder for her popular Act As If humor column at NowCasting.com. She also drew on her acting experience to write her first novel. During a summer Shakespeare course at Oxford, she fell in love with the English countryside and the idea for Camelot & Vine began to take shape.
Other published works include articles, short fiction and essays. Petrea lives with her husband in southern California.
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How many stories do you have in your heart, waiting to be told? What keeps you from telling them? Sometimes you start to write and it gets too complicated and the characters don't do what you want them to do and the locations aren't clear and the timelines won't fit…
Sales can be exhausting.
It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves.My father-in-law says "preparation, incubation, inspiration, implementation." To me this means research, thought, the aha moment and the jotting down. Lately I've been doing the preparation and incubation part: I research a possibility, think about it,…